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Adjective: monotone  'mó-nu,town
  1. Sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
    "the owl's faint monotone hooting";
    - flat, monotonic, monotonous
  2. (mathematics) of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
    - monotonic, monotonous
Noun: monotone  'mó-nu,town
  1. An unchanging intonation
    - drone [informal], droning
  2. A single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)

Derived forms: monotones

See also: decreasing monotonic, increasing monotonic, unmodulated

Type of: intonation, modulation, musical note, note, pitch contour, tone

Antonym: nonmonotonic

Encyclopedia: Monotone